Nearly all named in UKSB’s ledger have been called up, says MACC

PUTRAJAYA: Almost all of those named in the ledger kept by Ultra Kirana Sdn Bhd (UKSB) have been called up, says MACC chief commissioner Tan Sri Azam Baki (pic).

"I expect my officers to complete their investigation soon.

"Once this is done, we will submit the investigation papers to the Attorney General's Chambers to be studied and for a decision to be made," he told reporters on Thursday (Sept 8).

The names of several politicians were mentioned in Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi's corruption trial but they have since denied receiving money from the company.

On July 25, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said all those mentioned in the ledger kept by UKSB would be called up for investigations by the MACC.

The UKSB ledger, also known as "Buku 555", was tendered at the trial, and contained records of payments made by the company to several individuals between 2014 and 2018.

Ahmad Zahid is facing 33 charges of receiving bribes amounting to SG$13.56mil (RM43.545mil) from UKSB for himself as the Home Minister to extend the contract the company as the operator of the One-Stop Centre in China and providing the Foreign Visa System (VLN) system, as well as to maintain the agreement to supply the system paraphernalia to the same company by the Home Ministry.

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